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Your raised bed
water properly

Proper watering of your raised bed is crucial to the growth and well-being of your plants. In this blog post we will tell you how often and how much you should water and when the best time is.

Raised beds love lots of water

First of all - a raised bed needs significantly more water than a normal bed. On the one hand, this is because the rotting process inside the raised bed makes the soil up to 5°C warmer than in a normal bed. On the other hand, the raised bed is also exposed to the sun's rays from all sides, which additionally warms the earth.

This means that the irrigation water evaporates more quickly. However, the additional heat has the particular advantage of stimulating plant growth. If you water enough, you can make excellent use of this warming effect.

When to water your raised bed?

It is best to water your raised bed every day early in the morning . The best way to do this is to use rainwater with our drip irrigation or water with our flower spray , which is very similar to watering with a watering can and waters gently. The soil is not yet warmed up as much by the sun's rays and the water on the leaves can evaporate in the rising sun. If you do not water until the evening, the water that remains on the leaves could lead to rotten spots.

On particularly hot summer days, you should water both in the morning and in the evening. Even if your raised bed needs a lot of water, you should make sure that no waterlogging occurs to ensure that the roots don't get lazy. If you have designed your raised bed correctly, the water can drain into the soil and prevent excess water from accumulating. However, this is different with raised terrace beds with solid soil. It should always be taken into account that the water cannot drain away and excessive watering could lead to the roots of the plants being permanently in water.

The right plants for raised beds

Raised beds are a great way to grow vegetables, herbs and fruits. Thanks to the warmer soil, they offer optimal conditions for plant growth and enable back-friendly gardening.

  • Lamb's lettuce: This leafy vegetable grows well in raised beds and can also be harvested in winter.
  • Bush beans: These legumes do not require much space and are ideal for raised beds.
  • Beetroot: This type of root vegetable is easy to care for and can be grown in raised beds.
  • Spring onions: These onions save space and are good for raised beds.
  • Herbs: Basil, parsley, chives and oregano thrive perfectly in raised beds.
  • Strawberries: The plants use the outer walls of the raised bed and bear delicious fruit.
  • Balcony mats: Small tomato varieties are ideal for raised beds.

It is important to note that not all plants are suitable for raised beds. Avoid bulky species such as zucchini, pumpkin or large types of cabbage. Tall plants such as runner beans or peas should also be avoided as they take up too much space.